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Published on January 6th, 2021
Changes in the MOFD executive and management ranks
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District reshuffled its executive team in December and also announced the elevation of a fire captain to battalion chief.
After serving an unprecedented two ...
By Nick Marnell


Published on January 6th, 2021
MOFD releases draft of Community Wildfire Protection Plan
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District presented a ...By Nick Marnell


Published on January 6th, 2021
First responders receive first round of COVID-19 vaccine
More than 350 first responders received the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 28 at a drive-in event hosted in Concord by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District. The clinic is one of four staged by Contra Costa Health Services, which plans to inoculate ...By Nick Marnell


Published on December 23rd, 2020
ConFire will no longer declare an end to fire season
With fires increasing in intensity each year, and burning later and later throughout the calendar year, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Chief Lewis Broschard said the district will no longer declare an official end to the fire season as it has done in past ...By Nick Marnell


Published on December 23rd, 2020
Firefighters at top of list to receive COVID-19 vaccine
Firefighters will be among the first to ...By Nick Marnell


Published on December 9th, 2020
MOFD calls out insurance companies for cancellations over fire code violations
According to the California Department of ...By Nick Marnell


Published on December 9th, 2020
How MOFD personnel helped dispatch the largest wildfire in California history
On Nov. 13, four members of the Moraga-Orinda Fire District returned from their 14-day assignments at the North Zone of the August Lightning Complex, a wildfire caused by a series of lightning strikes Aug. 17. The August Complex fire destroyed more than 1 million ...By Nick Marnell


Published on December 9th, 2020
To checkmate the 2021 fire season, ConFire beefs up apparatus fleet
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District board of directors Nov. 10 unanimously approved a $1.6 million purchase of emergency firefighting apparatus, adding extra power to the district fleet to tackle an expected challenging 2021 fire season.
By Nick Marnell


Published on December 9th, 2020
MOFD lifts burn ban, offers Thanksgiving safety tips
Though Contra Costa County reverted to a more restrictive ban on activities Nov. 17 due to a spike in coronavirus infections, a total gut punch was attenuated when the Moraga-Orinda Fire District lifted its two-month burn ban that same day. Thanks to the rains and ...By Nick Marnell


Published on November 11th, 2020
MOFD ordinance punishes electric utilities for work during high fire danger
The Moraga-Orinda Fire District board ...By Nick Marnell


Published on November 11th, 2020
ConFire and Local 1230 raise cancer awareness with pink fire engine
Is that really a pink fire engine that has been roaming the streets of Contra Costa County since the end of October?
As cancer is a leading cause of death among current and retired ...
By Nick Marnell


Published on November 11th, 2020
Incumbents breeze in Lamorinda fire district elections
Unlike in the U.S. presidential race, there ...By Nick Marnell


Published on October 28th, 2020
MOFD official renders split decision in PG&E-San Ramon Valley Fire hearing
At an October hearing over the justification ...By Nick Marnell


Published on October 28th, 2020
Firefighters crush 30-acre Moraga vegetation fire
The Moraga vegetation fire the evening of Oct. 11 was a powerful reminder for residents to complete their exterior abatement projects by the Moraga-Orinda Fire District deadline of June 1.
By Nick Marnell


Published on October 28th, 2020
ConFire Engine Company returns from Glass Fire with a message
Just after midnight Sept. 28, Capt. Casey Lyons, engineer Keld Laustsen and firefighter-paramedic James Myres received an order to head to the North Bay. The crew from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District had 10 minutes to hit the road, as they were needed ...By Nick Marnell



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